Had to recommend this place:
Hadn't been in a couple of years, but have been 3X in the last 2 months.
They have really excellent homey Italian food. Better then 95% of the places in the North End.
It is near the corner of Harvard and Brighton ave in Allston.
Right across from the Sunset Grill.
Last time I was there I had lobster ravioli sauteed in a creamy lemon caper butter sauce with chunks of salmon and peas. It was flawlessly executed, the ravioli were indeed full of nice lobster!
I also had a veal dish there a month ago that brought tears to my eyes. On that occasion I brought three of my buddies who are not hounds. It was very difficult dragging them away from the Sunset (I mean literally "you guys have to try the food here, the beer and wings can wait for dessert.")
To end the story my three lunkhead buddies loved the food and said that from now on we could always go to Carlos for dinner and have beers at the Sunset after.
Did I mention that the food is really affordable! On Friday and Saturday there can be a 20 minute wait.
Carlo's Cucina Italiana
131 Brighton Avenue, Allston MA
617 254 9759
Anybody else been to Carlo's. If you check it out, please post and let me know what you think.